Paul Von Ward, MPA, MSc, is an interdisciplinary cosmologist and author of Children of a Living Universe (2014), We've Never Been Alone: A History of Extraterrestrial Intervention (2011), The Soul Genome: Science and Reincarnation (2008), among other books and articles. An avid traveler who has visited 100 countries, his cultural lens is wide enough to cope with many realities. For 20 years Paul focused on evidence of non-human intelligence in a multidimensional universe. His research includes human and nonhuman consciousness and the influence of advanced beings (ABs) on human development. He studies reactions to AB intervention and humanity's role among Earth's many species.
Thursday, August 7, 2014
Lost Secrets of the Gods: An Excerpt from Paul Von Ward
There is much more to history than what has officially been recorded. Many ancient cultures spoke and wrote of visitors that gave them knowledge and helped share their societies. Who were they, and where did they come from?
A Genetic Puzzle
Skin, hair, and eye color
Lost Secrets of the Gods reveals startling truths and asks fascinating questions traditional historians have long ignored.
Below we join Paul Von Ward as he examines a hypothesis that We Are the Aliens. This portion is an excerpt from his essay that appears in the anthology.
Almost all ancient cultures, including Hindu, Sumerian, Egyptian, and Chinese cultures, told stories and created artwork and artifacts that represented alleged contact with aliens from the skies thousands of years ago. Most modern people conceptualize aliens as the small gray beings that were found in the desert near Roswell, New Mexico, in 1947. Other popular representations range from the fearsome reptilians to Nordic types that could be our half-siblings.
The word alien is used as either noun or adjective. As an adjective, it can denote something strange, foreign or unfamiliar, or someone who was born elsewhere. As a noun, it designates any life-form with origins/genetic roots in another planet. However, given the universe as we know it, I believe that the use of the word alien to separate humans from other advanced species can no longer be considered accurate. This is because most of the aliens inhabiting planet Earth right now are—human beings. Yes, we are the aliens.
Astronomers now believe that billions of planets throughout our universe are likely to have resources and conditions sufficiently similar to those of Earth to produce intelligent life. But, afraid of shaking up both major religions and Darwinism, they minimize the odds of life “out there” that is more advanced than our own. That said, researchers in the fields of physics, biology, and chemistry suggest that the principles that nurture life on Earth are universal. We humans on planet Earth do not hold a monopoly on life. Given the relatively young age of our planet, it would be foolish to think we are leading the way in the development of consciousness, intelligence, and technology. Indeed, we are still incapable of discerning the presence of other beings if they have hidden themselves using “cloaking technology”—an ability we do not yet have.
Given all this, science in the 21st century should be pointing toward two new hypotheses: one, that highly advanced beings (ABs), far beyond us in knowledge of the universe, have colonized and still are colonizing our planet; and two, that humans have some genes in common with these aliens. These hypotheses lead us in the direction of what I call the advanced being intervention theory (AB-IT). In fact, persuasive evidence described in books by this author1 and others in this anthology suggests that such ABs have already had a significant impact on human history, and have already visited Earth during several discrete periods throughout history, including the present day. This essay discusses how tangible and credible evidence found in multiple locations and from disparate time periods demonstrates how modern humans came to have genetic links with an unearthly species. Given such evidence, we can no longer claim to be the sole native citizens of Earth. We humans must now place ourselves under the rubric of alien.
Is it possible to prove that humans share AB genes? First, we know that complex genetic shifts, through accidental or environmentally based mutations, take a very long time. Second, we know that the history of Homo sapiens sapiens has fossil gaps and inexplicable quick mutations—quite different from all other species on Earth. Such seemingly instantaneous mutations require an explanation other than the “magical wand” espoused by supernatural religions.
The AB-IT is based on tangible evidence from different periods and events in human evolution that cannot be explained by the present “official” history of the human race. One category of evidence includes anomalous physical characteristics which are rooted in the human genome. Examples are height and limb proportions; skin, hair, and eye color; and longevity. All of these traits are controlled by the human genome. In cultures of the Abrahamic religious tradition, a very well-known account of such evidence is found in the Dead Sea scrolls.2 It goes something like this: When Noah was born, his father Lameck was alarmed at his strange physical appearance. In that period the proto-Hebrews were aware that a group of ABs maintained surveillance over their tribe. In their language of that era, they labeled these beings as their Watchers—the Nephilim.
So Lameck went to his father, Methuselah, and told him of his concerns about Noah’s blue eyes, curly reddish hair, and pale white skin—all uncharacteristic for their tribe. Methuselah then went to Enoch, who went to his father, Jared. Alleged then to be 600 years old, Jared responded that in his youth, ABs from the sky came down to earth and seduced the daughters of men. This story could not have assuaged Lameck’s fears. However, Noah allegedly survived the 11,500 bp cataclysm3 and lived for 950 years. He added his half-AB genes to his progeny, producing generations of AB-human hybrids. They then apparently seeded this DNA among leading families of the proto-Hebrews and Hyksos in the Near East. Consequently, later generations with partial Watcher genomes likely mixed with groups of Homo sapiens elsewhere in the world. These “Noah-like” features have been identified in the rulers of several regions in the premodern world. These families date from both before and after the cataclysm. Similar accounts of ABs interbreeding with “daughters of men” are also found in Egyptian traditions. A long series of Egyptian rulers reportedly had light skin and small stature as a result of a mixed genealogy. As well, similar Aboriginal stories exist on several continents.
Given this robust body of evidence, Noah’s tale can be used to illustrate a logical and reliable scientific methodology that can be used by researchers to evaluate potential AB-IT cases. Its procedures can be used to develop reasonable counters to skeptical challenges. They force researchers to be clear about what they think happened and to demonstrate why they have a solid basis for their claims.
Proving AB manipulation in the evolution of our ancestors requires at least four stages. The first is identification of historical clues contained in reports (words or images) from earlier humans which describe their interactions with nonhumans. The next is a search for relevant and tangible evidence that supports the historical story and its clues. Sometimes different types of evidence lead to varying explanations for the theory. Evidence that appears to undermine the hypothesis must be examined. Third, different areas of evidence must be assessed and compared to determine which is the most plausible. This process, with simple and direct logic, must demonstrate a reasonable expectation that further research will support the AB thesis. The final step must then determine if contradictory evidence exists that can nullify the best explanation. This means the null hypothesis, called X, would have to prove that AB intervention could not be responsible for the AB-IT evidence. If we desire more credibility, these four steps are necessary in evaluating the areas of alien evidence in this book and others. Examples in this essay include research that involves gigantic aberrations found in human-like skulls and skeleton fossils. Another area is reportedly extremely long life-spans among groups of pre-cataclysmic humans.
First, let’s test the thesis that Noah’s strange features described above could have been the result of genetic mutations that involved sexual intercourse with more advanced beings. Using the four-step process, we must be meticulous in describing the evidence and clear about the logic used to assess it.
Clues: Similar stories to that described in the Hebrew tale of Noah exist in many cultures and languages, suggesting that his circumstances reflect multiple-culture experiences. The Persians have their version, with a Zal/Sham pair, and the Chinese report that Lao-Tze was born with white hair. They also relate the same peculiar physical features to AB origins. The written records and oral traditions make it clear that such lighter hair, eyes, and skin were exceptions to the normal dark features of all other humans of that era.
Evidence. Extended families with the same exotic features were later identified among early Europeans, Polynesians, Mayans, and other North and Southern Americans. Ancient traditions described them as more knowledgeable and skilled than other humans at the time. Some groups of these seemingly superior humans were very small, almost pygmy-sized, rather than the 4- to 5-feet average height of humans at the time.
Anthropologist and author Susan B. Martinez4 has amassed impregnable evidence of these exceptional ancestors of modern-day humans. When 16th-century European explorers invaded the Andes they found small groups of pale-skinned people with blond/reddish hair and blue eyes. These strange people seemed to be more intelligent than the natives, but the Spanish conquistadors, who were looking for gold and slaves, massacred them. Indigenous traditions considered these murdered people as a superior caste who were rulers in much earlier civilizations.
People with similarly unexpected physical features were discovered in several other areas of South America by other explorers. There was the bearded, Caucasian race around Lake Titicaca in Bolivia, and the blond, light-skinned natives in the Inca regions of Peru5 and Chile. Similar pale-skinned people at one time lived in Venezuela (interestingly, in a village called Atlan—as in Atlantis). Another settlement, similarly named, was inhabited by a pale-skinned people in Panama. Other such people were reportedly found on Caribbean islands and in Surinam. The families bearing such features stood out from the general population and in fact were often considered members of a royal line descended from earlier ABs. A historical review of relevant documents, ancient mummies, and art suggests that these “Noahs” were often found in leadership roles in different cultures and regions of the globe.
Comparisons: One hypothesis6 has been publicly offered as an explanation for the Noah light skin/eye/hair syndrome. It claims albinism, necessarily started by a singular genetic mutation, is the origin of all Caucasian Homo sapiens. However, albinism is a genetic condition that runs through all racial groups, not just the roots of a single race. Moreover, only a small percentage of all people are albinism carriers. With one flawed gene, 50 percent of these apparently normal individuals can pass it on, but it takes two carriers—both parents bearing this gene—to produce a child with albinism. In such cases the odds of conceiving a child with albinism are one out of four. These limitations could not possibly produce a Noah-like caste. The flawed gene/albinism hypothesis, based on a one-time isolated mutation, cannot account for an advanced group of families described as the bluebloods or royals who lived in many regions. A more systemic process is necessary to develop a subspecies consistent with the historical narrative of ABs mixing with early humans.
Nullification: Geneticists believe that humans, unlike animals, have not been around long enough and have not been sufficiently isolated for their genome to have evolved into races or subspecies.7 Consistent with the AB-IT approach is the fact that science cannot definitively identify a zero-point genetic basis for today’s so-called racial categories. Geneticists say identifying the origins for our present phenotype groups is impossible. One reason is that comparisons must be made among the DNA databases of living populations. The samples are geographically incomplete and not “identical to what existed in the past.”8 With the random fractured-gene, accidental-mutation explanation for either albinism or a white, blond, blue-eyed race being disqualified, no other available hypothesis can disprove the Noah narrative. Given our present knowledge of sexual gene-mixing and genetic engineering, the odds that ABs interbred with human females is formidable.
1. Paul Von Ward. We’ve Never Been Alone. Hampton Roads Publishing. Charlottesville, VA. 2011.
2. Genesis Apocryphon 3.17 of Dead Sea Scrolls (not accepted in the Bible, but clearly of Hebrew origin).
3. Allan, D. S., and J. B. Delair, Cataclysm: Compelling Evidence of a Cosmic Catastrophe in 9,500 B.C. Bear and Company, 1997.)
4. Susan B. Martinez. Lost History of the Little People. Bear & Company. Rochester, VT. 2013. pp. 156-9.
5. In 1998 the author personally examined some of their mummies in the Nazca Museum Peru.
7. The world’s apparent oldest cave art made by Neanderthals (40+ kbp) adds to evidence that they were not a distinct species.